Dog training: Pet animals dog essay
Now let's talk horses for a moment. Horses are big creatures. I'm no biology expert, but I'm pretty sure that horses have larger brains than dogs have. That probably means that they're smarter, even. Have you ever worked with horses? If you have, then you know that horses always require training. Not that they forget the basics, of course - but whenever you work a horse you put it through its paces, starting with basic walking/trotting before you move on to galloping and jumping. It's an accepted part of working with horses, in fact, that on top of devoting a lot of time to love of your horse and care of your horse, you will also be devoting a lot of time to training your horse (if you're aiming for "perfection"). Just like the love doesn't end, neither does the training.
How to Train Your Puppy or Dog Essay - 1660 Words
Thank you so much for this information about introducing dogs! I will tell you our situation because we have a follow up question.
We have a dog, Audrey, 5 yr old English Bulldog, and have just gotten two Boxer puppies, Mike and Earl, who are 12 weeks old. We took them all to the park and followed this technique exactly, and it has gone so well! Audrey was certainly interested in them, and kept turning to look at them but now they walk together with no problems at all. We have done this training about 6 times, the last two were done on our (quiet) road, where Audrey always goes on her walks.
We are very very cautious of introducing these two dogs because of what happened with Audrey and our last Boxer, Molly. Audrey and Molly had a very bad first meeting, we didn't realise how important it was and what effect it would have. Molly died 6 months ago of cancer, but for Audrey's 5 years with us we had to keep them separated in the house. They had heaps of fights, they would tolerate about 20 mins in the same room and then have a violent fight.
OBVIOUSLY we don't want this to happen again!!! We decided on getting boy dogs, so there would hopefully be less rivalry.
We've had them sitting comfortably with each other in the yard, but all on leashes. The pups are VERY enthusiatic, and want to play with Audrey. There has been a few times on our walks when they have lunged at her to play, and she will do a small snap of her teeth in their direction. We feel like this is a fine response to them, but I worry about what would happen if they jump at her without leashes. She has unfortunately not been a well socialised dog.
Really my question is about what the next step is in introducing these dogs. I have found this web page:
and it seems to make sense to me. Do you have any comments or ideas? I really respect your ideas, because this particular article of yours has made a complete turnaround in Audrey's behaviour.
I'd love to hear from you on this,
This training approach deals with all the basics such as house training, barking, correct walking on a lead, pulling, sitting down, staying and so on. Also covering more complex problems as chasing other animals, aggressive food bowl guarding etc. An excellent study for anyone who is thinking about acquiring a dog/pup or is just interested in basic dog training for other personal reasons.